Academic Catalog

Automotive Technician Classes

Automotive Brakes

Item Number
AUT 147
Credits
6

Theory and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems, disc brake systems, drum brake systems, power booster systems and antilock brake systems. 

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Co-requisites

AUT 157.

Automotive Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment

Item Number
AUT 149
Credits
7

Theory and troubleshooting of front suspension systems, steering systems, rear suspension systems, and computer-controlled systems. This course will also cover basic wheel alignment, including two- and four-wheel alignment. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete AUT 147 and have required tools and textbooks. Completion of introduction to automotive courses.

Co-requisites

AUT 157.

Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment Lab

Item Number
AUT 157
Credits
6

Repair automotive brakes, steering and suspension systems by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. 

Co-requisites

AUT 147 and AUT 149.

Engine Minor Mechanical Repair

Item Number
AUT 174
Credits
6

Diagnose and repair general engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling-system problems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics and minor engine mechanical service and repair procedures. 

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Co-requisites

AUT 175 and AUT 178.

Engine Major Mechanical Repair

Item Number
AUT 175
Credits
7

Diagnose and repair engine blocks, heads, and valve trains. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, and removal and installation procedures to successfully diagnose and repair automobiles and light truck engines.

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 174.

Engine Mechanical Lab

Item Number
AUT 178
Credits
3

Repair engine components by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile and light truck engines. 

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 174 and AUT 175.

Electronic Systems

Item Number
AUT 209
Credits
7

Diagnose and repair automotive electronic systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete AUT 204 and must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 212.

Electrical Systems

Item Number
AUT 212
Credits
9

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Co-requisites

AUT 209.

Automotive Ignition Systems

Item Number
AUT 217
Credits
7

Diagnose and repair electronic and computer-controlled automotive ignition systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 204, and 209 and must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 223 and AUT 236.

Automotive Fuel Systems

Item Number
AUT 223
Credits
7

Diagnose and repair fuel management systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 204, and 209, and must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 217 and AUT 236.

Automotive Emissions Systems

Item Number
AUT 236
Credits
7

Diagnose and repair emissions control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, and diagnostic and repair procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete courses AUT 174, 175, 178, 204, and 209, and must have required tools and textbooks.

Co-requisites

AUT 217 and AUT 223.

Automotive Clutches & Manual Transmissions

Item Number
AUT 239
Credits
9

Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automotive clutches and manual transmissions/transaxles. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance, and repair of automobile/light truck clutches and manual transmissions/transaxles.

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials & Transfer Cases

Item Number
AUT 243
Credits
6

Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automotive axles, drivelines, differentials and transfer cases. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck axles, drivelines, differentials and transfer cases. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete AUT 239 and have required tools and textbooks.

Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab

Item Number
AUT 246
Credits
4

This course is designed to teach the student to competently repair drive-train components by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck manual drive trains. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete courses AUT 239 and 243, and must have required tools and textbooks.

Automatic Transmissions

Item Number
AUT 247
Credits
7

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automatic transmissions. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck automatic transmissions. 

Prerequisites

Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Automatic Transaxles

Item Number
AUT 250
Credits
7

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automatic transaxles. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile transaxles. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete AUT 247 and have required tools and textbooks.

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab

Item Number
AUT 251CAP
Credits
4

This course is designed to teach students to competently repair automatic transmission/transaxle assemblies by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of automobile/light truck drive trains by applying academic knowledge to hands-on projects. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete courses AUT 247 and 250, and must have required tools and textbooks prior to entering this course.

Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

Item Number
AUT 255
Credits
6

Theory, troubleshooting and repair of automotive air-conditioning systems, heating systems and ventilation systems. Also covers recovery and recycling of both R-12 and R134A refrigerants. 

Prerequisites

Must successfully complete AUT 209 and 212 and have required tools and textbooks.

Introduction to Hybrid Safety

Item Number
AUT 270
Credits
4

This course is an introduction to the safety precautions required when working on hybrid and electric vehicles. Students will learn about the basics of hybrid electrical systems, personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to power down the most common hybrid vehicles. Offered only during winter quarter.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.

On-the-Job Training/Work-Based Learning

Item Number
AUT 295
Credits
1

Provides advanced students with realistic training at work site. Dates and times will be determined. 

Prerequisites

Instructor permission required.

Hybrid/Alternate Fuel Introduction & Safety

Item Number
AUTH 105
Credits
2

Covers the history, evolution and general safety precautions for servicing. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Alternate Fuel Vehicle Systems

Item Number
AUTH 110
Credits
2

Covers diesel, E85, CNG, and hydrogen systems in use today.

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Toyota Hybrid System Overview

Item Number
AUTH 115
Credits
2

Covers the Toyota systems in use today with a focus on the Prius model. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Toyota Prius Hybrid System

Item Number
AUTH 120
Credits
2

Covers the Toyota systems in use today with a focus on the Prius model. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Honda Hybrid System Overview

Item Number
AUTH 125
Credits
2

Covers the Honda hybrid systems in use today with a focus on the Civic model.

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Honda Civic IMA Hybrid System

Item Number
AUTH 130
Credits
2

Covers the Honda Civic Integrated Motor Assist systems in use today. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid System Overview

Item Number
AUTH 135
Credits
2

Covers the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid systems in use today with a focus on the Escape model. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

General Motors & Other Hybrid Systems Overview

Item Number
AUTH 140
Credits
2

Covers General Motors and other systems in use today with a focus on the GM Dual Mode model system. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Advanced Lab & Final Exam Preparation

Item Number
AUTH 145
Credits
2

Gives students a hands-on opportunity for preparation for the final exam. 

Prerequisites

Students must have completed an ASE/NATEF-certified automotive training program or have instructor’s permission with two years of automotive experience.

Ford Introduction to Automotive

Item Number
FAUT 120
Credits
2

Students will be preparing for working in a shop environment by covering HAZMAT issues, equipment safety and operation, hand tool selection and use, and service information selection and use.  Students will also become familiar with employment opportunities and expectations, and certification requirements.

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 149, FAUT 179 and FAUT 172 required.

Ford Basic Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Testing

Item Number
FAUT 144
Credits
6

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems using the Symptom-to-System-to-Component-to-Cause process. Use special tools and service equipment associated with electrical diagnosis and repair. Use all service publications in their available formats to obtain needed information for diagnosis.

Perform diagnosis test procedures. Perform repair procedures. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used during common service operations and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 212 and FAUT 209 is required.

Ford Automotive Brakes

Item Number
FAUT 147
Credits
6

Covers brake system theory and operation, diagnostic strategies, and component removal/reinstallation.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list. (See syllabus).

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 157, FAUT 185, and FAUT 255 is required.

Ford Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment

Item Number
FAUT 149
Credits
7

Students will learn suspension and steering principles, diagnostic strategies, and component removal/reinstallation.  Alignment geometry and serice procedures are also covered.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list (see syllabus).

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 172, and FAUT 179 is required.

Ford Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Alignment Lab

Item Number
FAUT 157
Credits
5

Provides students with the opportunity to practice the skills covered in FAUT 147 and FAUT 149. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 185, and FAUT 255 is required.

Ford Base Steering, Suspension, & Alignment

Item Number
FAUT 172
Credits
6

Students will learn suspension and steering principles, alignment geometry and service procedures to diagnose and correct excessive tire wear and pull concerns. Students will perform suspension adjustments using an alignment machine; perform power steering service and tests; correctly inspect steering and suspension system components; and flush, fill and inspect power steering systems.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during common steering and suspension service operations, and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites

Students must have required textbooks and tools prior to entering this course. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 149, and FAUT 179 is required.

Automotive General Maintenance & Tires

Item Number
FAUT 179
Credits
7

Topics covered include shop safety practices, general automotive maintenance, vehicle checkups and multi-point inspections.

Students will perform scheduled maintenance on items such as fluid and filter changes, and learn wheel and tire service procedures.  Students will use all available service publications to identify automotive systems and components and become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during routine maintenance, inspections and wheel and tire service. Students will have the opportunity to practice the procedures identified as priority tasks in the NAFEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites

Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 120, FAUT 149, and FAUT 179 is required.

Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis

Item Number
FAUT 185
Credits
2

Topics covered include brake-system diagnosis and testing and brake-system service.  Students will diagnose brake concerns using all available service publications. Identify brake-system components and perform brake-system inspections; machine rotors using an on-car lathe; and become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations. Students will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.

Prerequisites

Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 157, and FAUT 255 is required.

Ford Electronic Systems

Item Number
FAUT 209
Credits
7

Diagnose and repoair automotive electronic systems and basic application of computerized electronic systems.  Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal, and installation procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) “TASK LIST”.

Prerequisites

Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement.

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 144 and FAUT 212 is required.

Ford Electrical Systems

Item Number
FAUT 212
Credits
9

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems and basic application of electrical systems.  Students will become familiar with th tools, terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal, and installation procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) “TASK LIST”.

Prerequisites

Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement .

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 144 and FAUT 209 is required.

Ford Air-Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

Item Number
FAUT 255
Credits
6

Provides students with theory, troubleshooting, and repair of automotive air-conditioning systems, heating systems, and ventilation systems.  Also covers recovery and recycling of both R-12 and R-134A refrigerants and procedures used during common service operations and have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) “TASK LIST”.

Prerequisites

Students must have required tools and textbooks. Students must have a valid driver’s license per the Ford MLR agreement .

Co-requisites

Concurrent enrollment in FAUT 147, FAUT 157 and FAUT 185 is required.

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item Number
IAUT 102
Credits
3

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.

Co-requisites

IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item Number
IAUT 104
Credits
4

This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item Number
IAUT 115
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.

Automotive HVAC

Item Number
IAUT 130
Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, and IAUT 139.

Basic Automotive Welding

Item Number
IAUT 139
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites

IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, and IAUT 130.

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